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POTUS issues proclamation suspending entry of immigrants unable to obtain health care

  1. Date Announced

    Oct. 4, 2019

    President Trump issues Proclamation 9945, suspending the entry of immigrants who do not have health insurance coverage within 30 days of entering, or cannot demonstrate ability to pay for medical costs.

    [ID #770]

    See Biden administration action below.

    View Policy Document
  2. Effective Date of Change

    Nov. 3, 2019
  3. Subsequent Action

    November 26, 2019

    On November 26, 2019, a federal judge in Oregon issued a preliminary injunction, thus enjoining the government from taking any action to implement or enforce Presidential Proclamation No. 9945. Finding that the government has not established irreparable harm, the Ninth Circuit denies the government's motion for stay of the Oregon federal court's injunction. Ninth Circuit hears oral argument in the government's appeal on Sept. 3, 2020. Doe v. Trump (D. Oregon, 3:19-cv-01743) (Ninth Cir. 19-36020).

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Preliminary Injunction enjoining government from taking any action to implement or enforce Presidential Proclamation No. 9945
  4. Subsequent Action

    December 31, 2020

    The Ninth Circuit held that the Health Care Ban Proclamation No. 9945, issued on October 9, 2019, “was within the President’s statutory authority and therefore reverse the district court’s order enjoining the Proclamation’s implementation.”

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Doe v. Trump - Dec. 31, 2020 Opinion
  5. Biden Administration Action

    May 14, 2021

    This Biden administration policy revokes in its entirety the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On May 14, 2021, President Biden issued a proclamation fully revoking President Trump's earlier proclamation.

    2021.05.14 Proclamation 10209 of May 14, 2021, Revoking Proclamation 9945

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